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‘Thimbleweed Park’ iOS Review: Retro Point-and-Click Gaming for the Modern Age

Thimbleweed Park By: Terrible Toybox (Ron Gilbert) As a point-and-click adventure fan, I knew I was supposed to be excited about Thimbleweed Park when it was announced, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I had mixed feelings. As I mentioned here, I didn't grow up on LucasArts games, but rather those like Broken Sword. So I don't have any nostalgic attachment to the retro art or old school action verb controls. On the contrary, I saw that list of verbs covering a third of the screen and part of Read more [...]

My Week Unwrapped: September 18, 2017 – Iron Marines, Typeshift, Thimbleweed Park, Actual Sunlight, Miss Fisher, neoDefense and More

Hi everyone! Last week I switched My Week Unwrapped to Mondays so I'm not rushing to get it out Sunday night. So far, that's been working great, but this is an insanely busy week for games that are both already out or releasing this week...even tomorrow! I'm trying to complete some games before release so I can review them, so my blurbs this week might be on the short side. In any case, there's a lot of games to check out -- and a few to avoid. Make sure to watch the videos if you're not sure whether Read more [...]

Thimbleweed Park Coming to iOS September 19, First Impressions Inside

Thimbleweed Park By: Ron Gilbert Update: Thimbleweed Park is now out on iOS! I've heard that Ron Gilbert's Thimbleweed Park is inspired by the television show, Twin Peaks, but I didn't really know what that meant until I started watching the 1990 show about a week ago. While I'm still early on in the show, its quirkiness has piqued my interest in the game. And there's obviously some X-Files stuff going on here, too, especially with the red-haired female detective and her male partner. All this Read more [...]

‘Brave Hand’ is an Upcoming Card Game About Luck and Skill, Preview Inside

Lately, I've been very interested in solitaire card games that offer a quick play when you have a few minutes to spare, or a hook that keeps me playing until I lose track of time. Being in portrait mode and playable with one hand is a must if it's going to keep me coming back for more, as I tend to only use my iPad for long, immersive games like point-and-click adventures. My first obsession was Onirim, which made me realize just how much I need these types of games in my life. There are no upgrades Read more [...]

‘Bertram Fiddle: Episode 2: A Bleaker Predicklement’ Releasing August 24, Preview Inside

Bertram Fiddle: Episode 2: A Bleaker Predicklement By: Rumpus Animation Update: The game is out! See my review here. If you liked the first episode of the puntastic point-and-click adventure, Bertram Fiddle, you'll be happy to hear that after many delays, the second episode, A Bleaker Predicklement, is finally releasing this Thursday, August 24th. While I've not completed the game yet, I have spent a good chunk of time with it and quite like what I've seen so far. You might remember from Read more [...]